View Poll Results: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

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  • Yes, they very much represent their complaints & agenda.

    24 18.32%
  • They represent some of their complaints & agenda, but also have their own unique/radical ideas.

    30 22.90%
  • Not really, their ideas are more represent the complaints & goals of the poor and radicals.

    23 17.56%
  • Not at all! They only speak for a radical fringe!!

    54 41.22%
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    You could also point out that the middle class pays taxes so the those in poverty do not need to pay all of their taxes.
    What is your plan to tax the poor???
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    No, I am suggesting we return tax rates for the rich closer to what they were under the Republican Presidents, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford.
    You have STILL failed to show how taxation is going to fix the problem that OWS complains about with unemployment and banks......

    Giving the government more money isn't going to fix the problem.

    Why are you "dancing around" the issue?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    You have STILL failed to show how taxation is going to fix the problem that OWS complains about with unemployment and banks......
    A return to a more progressive tax rate is one of the economic injustices that need to be addressed. Requiring the middle class to pay higher taxes to support the debt caused on behalf of the tax cuts to the rich over the last 30 years is rubbing the middle class the wrong way.

    The majority of Americans support the American Jobs Act to stimulate the economy and increase jobs. To address banks too big to fail, see HR 1489.

    Giving the government more money isn't going to fix the problem.
    Why are you "dancing around" the issue?
    The Issue: The problem was created by 30 years of spending too much, AND, collecting too little in revenues due to 30 years of tax cuts to the rich. The "fix" will be the opposite, despite how bitter that medicine will be to the rich.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    A return to a more progressive tax rate is one of the economic injustices that need to be addressed. Requiring the middle class to pay higher taxes to support the debt caused on behalf of the tax cuts to the rich over the last 30 years is rubbing the middle class the wrong way.



    The Issue: The problem was created by 30 years of spending too much, AND, collecting too little in revenues due to 30 years of tax cuts to the rich. The "fix" will be the opposite, despite how bitter that medicine will be to the rich.
    And that is going to effect unemployment and banking HOW?

    You KEEP dodging the issue.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    And that is going to effect unemployment and banking HOW?

    You KEEP dodging the issue.
    I edited my post above to address unemployment and banking:


    The majority of Americans support the American Jobs Act to stimulate the economy and increase jobs. To address banks too big to fail, see HR 1489.
    You KEEP dodging the issue.
    And I addressed the real issue above:

    The Issue: The problem was created by 30 years of spending too much, AND, collecting too little in revenues due to 30 years of tax cuts to the rich. The "fix" will be the opposite, despite how bitter that medicine will be to the rich.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What is your plan to tax the poor???
    I did not say tax the poor. What I did imply though is that the middle class are a lot like the upper class And the lower class are a lot like the middle class.

    But it does sound like you are suggesting that the middle class is paying to much in taxes. I am sure there are some Conservative's that would agree with you.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you don't understand that for a consumer economy to work, consumers need money to consume?
    based on his questions and comments in response to this statement, we can only conclude he does not comprehend that simple concept
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I did not say tax the poor. What I did imply though is that the middle class are a lot like the upper class And the lower class are a lot like the middle class.

    But it does sound like you are suggesting that the middle class is paying to much in taxes. I am sure there are some Conservative's that would agree with you.
    Then why do they vote for the party that increased middle class tax rate to provide lower tax rates for the rich?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    based on his questions and comments in response to this statement, we can only conclude he does not comprehend that simple concept
    Sadly, it would seem so.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I edited my post above to address unemployment and banking:






    And I addressed the real issue above:
    And I ask again...... Taxing wealthy people is going to put people to work how?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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